I wonder if that little fella is still alive, could be 3 feet wide by now still sporting the cross. Nice pic
It will protect him from being shelled !
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
This reminds me that my grandfather once told me that he had kept a turtle as a pet/mascot in Russia. (Housed in an ammunition crate, if I recall correctly.) He never knew what became of the animal after he was seriously wounded and sent home.
[Sorry, don't know whether he had painted a Balkenkreuz on it or if that was just a Luftwaffe thing. ]